All parents have bad parenting days. Sometimes it feels like as parents, we are doing everything wrong. You can already picture your kid going to the therapist some day and get the blame for his or her issues. Well, stop it. All parents go through it. They all criticize themselves strongly and expect a lot from their parenting. Fortunately, you’re not the only one. Luckily, blogger Constance Hall has some words you should pay attention to: “Deep breaths, you’re doing a good job.”
This blogger is the woman and mom behind the popular Australian parenting blog Like a Queen. She recently wrote a FB post that reached 320K likes and 155K shares. As reported by the blogger, when someone complimented Hall with the words “You’re such a good mum,” her response was to blurt out, “I don’t feel like a good mum. The kids are driving me so crazy, I’m losing my temper, and falling asleep at night wondering where I’m going [to] get the patience for another day.”
However, that someone who complimented her was a child therapist. And she said: “Babies cry, it’s how they communicate. Toddlers scream, children whine, and teenagers complain. Then mums say the words ‘for f*ck’s sake’ under their breath before every responding. It’s how we communicate.” So don’t panic because everything will be alright.
On top of it, the therapist added: “And kids don’t drive you crazy,” adds Hall’s friend-therapist. “You were crazy already. That’s why you had them.” So this blogger wants to encourage all the parents out there. “Deep breaths, you’re doing a good job,” she tells her readers. And she also wrote: “I have four kids, and I have no idea what the answers for your child’s latest issue is but I love chatting about them and working out what we are all going to do. There’s no competition among other mothers. We are just a whole pile of glorious queens wondering why there is poop in our hair and who we have become.” So don’t give up: Parenting is hard but you can do it!